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  1. Granite
  2. Granite Mega
  3. Infraction
  4. Kraton 8S
  5. Senton 3s
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This build will take a while and will get some hand-me-downs from both my 6s Typhon and 6s Infraction as well as a bunch of brand new parts. I plan to keep this as detailed as possible including where the parts came from and a running cost of the build, which you can find below.

BrandPart #DescriptionCostLinkSource
ArrmaARA320542Aluminum Chassis XLWB, Black$20.00LinkFacebook Marketplace
ArrmaARA320468Sliding motor mount, Red$0.00LinkPulled from my Typhon 6s
ArrmaARA320469Sliding motor mount plate, Red$0.00LinkPulled from my Typhon 6s
Hot RacingANN38A02Aluminum Center Differential EZM Mount BXL 6S$0.00LinkPulled from my Typhon 6s
Hot RacingANN38C01Aluminum Center Differential cover EZM Mount BXL 6S$0.00LinkPulled from my Typhon 6s
ArrmaARA406120Typhon 6s Body$21.49LinkJennys RC
ArrmaARA220029Arrma Center Differential Set (50T)$19.97LinkJennys RC
Arrman/aInfraction GP5 Complete Differential & Bulkheads$49.97LinkJennys RC
Arrman/aInfraction GP5 Complete Differential & Bulkheads$49.97LinkJennys RC
Arrman/aTyphon "Plastics Kit"$19.29LinkJennys RC
FlyskyINr4-GYB4 Channel Receiver with built-in Gyroscope$50.73LinkeBay
TeknoTKR5075Diff Coupler (lightened, hardened steel)$10.99LinkHobbyTown
TeknoTKR5075Diff Coupler (lightened, hardened steel)$10.99LinkHobbyTown
ArrmaARA310460Dogbone 135mm$11.99LinkHobbyTown
ArrmaARA310952Dogbone 157mm$11.99LinkHobbyTown
ArrmaARA320513
ARA320512
Infraction/Felony/Limitless Front and Rear Shock Towers$5.97LinkJennys RC
Arrma-Typhon 6s A-Arm Kit (6 Items Listed Below)$18.79LinkJennys RC
ArrmaAR330202Ball 3X7.8X10.5Mm (4Pcs)
ArrmaAR330214Steel Turnbuckle M5X50Mm (Black) (2Pcs)
ArrmaAR330215Front Upper Suspension Arms M (1Pair)
ArrmaAR330230Composite Ball Cups (Partial)
ArrmaAR330503Front Lower Suspension Arms M (1 Pair)
ArrmaAR330192Rear Suspension Arms M (1Pair)
ArrmaARA7604V2Arrma Mojave 6s BLX V2 - RED Center Brace Bar 325mm$1.79LinkJennys RC
ArrmaARA7615V2Steering Set bellcrank plate$9.97LinkJennys RC
ArrmaARA8606V5Typhon 6s V5 BLX - Hubs, bearings (Front/Rear)$25.98LinkJennys RC
ArrmaARA8606V5Typhon 6s V5 BLX - Driveshafts$19.97LinkJennys RC
RPMRPM81642Rear Wing Mount$15.99LinkHobbyTown
ArrmaARA330627Infraction/Limitless 77mm Shock Set$20.00LinkSwap Meet
ArrmaARA330628Infraction/Limitless 87mm Shock Set$20.00LinkSwap Meet
n/an/aAluminum/Carbon Fiber Wing$10.00n/aSwap Meet
ArrmaARA320568Rear Center Aluminum Chassis Brace, 120mm Red: EXB$17.99LinkHorizon Hobby
ArrmaARA320565Front Center Aluminum Chassis Brace, 118mm Red: EXB$13.99LinkHorizon Hobby
ArrmaARA320500Center Brace Mounts$9.99LinkHobbyTown
ZOSKAYDS323535kg Servo$34.99LinkAmazon
uxcelln/aRound Aluminum Standoff Column Spacer M3x90mm$9.99LinkAmazon
SpektrumSPMXSE1150150A Brushless Smart ESC, 3S-6S$0.00LinkPulled from my Infraction v2
SpektrumSPMXSM17002050Kv Brushless Motor$0.00LinkPulled from my Infraction v2
n/an/aRear Body Post Mount$0.00n/a3d printed by @dure16 - Thanks!
Scorched Partsn/aTitanium Chassis Rear Brace / Skid plate$32.00LinkScorched Parts
PowerhobbyPHMount021/8 Aluminum 40-42mm Fan Motor Mount$13.95LinkeBay
WINSINNn/a12v 40mm Brushless Fan$19.99LinkAmazon
n/an/a40mm Fan Grill$6.99LinkAmazon
GRPGTY01-S2GT Treaded S2 XSoft Yellow Tires$38.99LinkHobby Heroes
TOTAL$624.71
 
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Lets get this started with a base to build the car from - the chassis. The chassis I'll be using is the Mojave/Fireteam chassis, part # ARA320542.

It arrived last week and is ready to have parts attached!

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I've been slowly acquiring parts and adding them to the chassis. I've installed some of the Typhon plastics, receiver, front and rear bulkheads, and center differential.

Only 2 of the 4 screw holes line up on the Typhon side guards with the Mojave chassis, the first and the third (counting from the front of the car). Since this car will be a parking lot basher and is not intended for off-road usage, this should be plenty enough. Everything else has bolted into place without any modifications.

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I've been slowly acquiring parts and adding them to the chassis. I've installed some of the Typhon plastics, receiver, front and rear bulkheads, and center differential.

Only 2 of the 4 screw holes line up on the Typhon side guards with the Mojave chassis, the first and the third (counting from the front of the car). Since this car will be a parking lot basher and is not intended for off-road usage, this should be plenty enough. Everything else has bolted into place without any modifications.

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Just curious, why didn't you put in the center driveshafts? I've found those factory input cups suck & are really wobbly, so w/ the longer center driveshafts you will notice a lot more. M2c & tekno make nice quality upgrades- highly recommend
 
Just curious, why didn't you put in the center driveshafts? I've found those factory input cups suck & are really wobbly, so w/ the longer center driveshafts you will notice a lot more. M2c & tekno make nice quality upgrades- highly recommend
The Tekno part number is TKR5075. I replaced the wobbly cups with the Tekno part on several of my cars.
 
Just curious, why didn't you put in the center driveshafts? I've found those factory input cups suck & are really wobbly, so w/ the longer center driveshafts you will notice a lot more. M2c & tekno make nice quality upgrades- highly recommend
I don't have the drive shafts yet. ;) Those are one of the next items on my list to order. Is it worthwhile to get some upgraded driveshafts right away, or go with the stock first?

I recently upgraded to the Tekno cups on my Infraction and will likely do that on this car as well. The stock parts are there currently because that's how they come from Jennys as complete units including diffs.
 
I don't have the drive shafts yet. ;) Those are one of the next items on my list to order. Is it worthwhile to get some upgraded driveshafts right away, or go with the stock first?

I recently upgraded to the Tekno cups on my Infraction and will likely do that on this car as well. The stock parts are there currently because that's how they come from Jennys as complete units including diffs.
Kinda depends on what you're doing. If you're going to put it flat out I'd upgrade, but if you're just hooning around stay w/ the stockers. Just me🤷‍♂️
 
Kinda depends on what you're doing. If you're going to put it flat out I'd upgrade, but if you're just hooning around stay w/ the stockers. Just me🤷‍♂️
I’m not focusing on speed running, but I’ll definitely be doing drag racing against @kenyanr1, and may do a speed run pass occasionally with @dure16 and @InvinciBill.
 
Finally! An Update!

Over the past couple of weeks, I've found small pockets of time to work on this project. It is getting closer and closer to being drivable! I've updated the parts list table at the top of this thread. In the list is the front center chassis brace despite it not being installed on the car - its been ordered, but it is on backorder.

Some photos:
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How do you plan to mount the body?

I started looking at this and saw it was going to be an issue once I completed the top center brace bar. I knew others had also built XL stretch Typhons with the stock Typhon body, so I started looking really closely at the photos and videos they had posted. I eventually found this post from @K-BASH and plan to copy this method.
 
The XLT is complete!

Had a short run with it yesterday in the neighborhood. I setup some cones in the street to make a small circular track and had some fun. No speed numbers yet as I didn't hook up the GPS, nor did I ever go past 50% throttle.


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